January 28 2010 - Photo Jottings

January 28 2010


New Toy alert!  I finally bought a new phone, and it has a pretty decent camera, which I reviewed here.  I’ve been buying Ericsson/Sony Ericsson phones since the late 90s, and they’ve always been good.  This time I picked out the C905a model, with an 8.1 megapixel camera.  It won’t replace a good camera, but it is good enough to be able to make nice looking 8″x10″ prints, depending on image content of course, and I cover that in the review.

The C905a has some real camera functions, like a real flash, exposure compensation (which is the most important setting on a camera), and a real focusing “lens” with macro mode.  In the review I have a full size comp with the Canon SD780 IS, plus a few other original size images to look at.  Also check out the regular stamp macro, ghosting and distortion samples, and some smaller size images at the bottom of the page.

With a little work, this phone will take very good images viewed at normal sizes.  For best results, post processing is needed in most cases. 

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